Ideas for Celebrating the 100th Day of School!
Ideas for a fun day at home or school for PreK - 2nd grade
- Count 10 sets of 10 blocks and make a pattern with each set of 10.
- Make 100 Tally Marks!
- Make a 100 Day necklace. Start by placing one Cheerio (or other circle shaped cereal) on each square of the 1-100 Chart. String onto yarn, taped on one end to prevent fraying.
- String 10 sets of ringed cereal onto Christmas cord. Use as garland for the tree.
- Sing the following to the tune of 'Ten Little Indians'....
1 little, 2 little, 3 little tens.
4 little,5 little, 6 little tens.
7 little, 8 little, 9 little tens.
10 tens make 100!
- Stamp sets of 10 stamps to get 100 stamps!
- Place numerals in order from 1-100.
- Roll and Count your way to 100! Roll a die and color in that many squares on a 100's chart.
Keep rolling, counting, and coloring, until you reach 100.
- Have a '100 Hunt'. Write the numerals 1-100 on sticky dots. Hide these around your classroom or home. Let the children hunt for the stickers, collecting them and placing each
sticker on the appropriate numeral of the filled in 100's chart.
- Work in small groups to complete a 100 piece puzzle.
- 100th Day Penny Count - Count 10 pennies into each circle. Take one penny out at a time
and replace with a tally mark for each penny. Exchange each set of 10 pennies for one dime. Count the dimes by 10 to reach 100.
- Attach 100 paperclips together. Then, find and measure items around the classroom or house that are as long as the chain, shorter than the chain, or the same length as the paperclip chain.
- Discover a Hidden Picture on the 100 Chart. Give numeral clues for students to color in each square to form a large 100 once completed.
Numerals to color: 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52,
54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 75, 76, 78, 79, 80.
Sample clues: one more than 25, a numeral that equals 30+2, 10+20, one less than 73, the next even number after 56, etc.
- Count out 100 pattern blocks. See what kind of design you can make with the blocks. Take a photo of each design.
- Have pennies, nickels, and dimes on a tray for children to sort through. Let each child form 100 cents any way they can. Give them sheets divided into 10 cent sections to help them
keep track of their counting. They could then trade the 100 cents for one dollar and get to 'buy' the ingredients they need for a snack. (idea from Sewing School)
- What can you do in 100 seconds?
Sample activities to try:
How many numbers can you write in 100 seconds?
How many math problems can you solve in 100 seconds?
How many times can you write your name in 100 seconds?
How many words can you write in 100 seconds?
How many letters of the alphabet can you write in 100 seconds?
How many jumping jacks can you do in 100 seconds?
- Fill in a multiplication table containing 100 problems. How many can you do in 100 seconds?
- Using a small broom or kid sized shovel, move snowballs (white balloons) from one side of the room to the other. Kids have to answer the fact on the balloon as they transfer the pile of
'snow'. How many can they answer correctly and move in 100 seconds? (We did this with our 4 kids -3rd grade through preschool. To make it multilevel, I placed a
multiplication fact, addition fact, sight word, and shape or letter on each side of the balloons.)
- How many coins would it take for you to make 100 cents using only pennies? only nickels?
only dimes? only quarters? Use coin stamps to stamp the number of coins needed.
(100 pennies, 10 dimes, 20 nickels, 4 quarters)
- Help find and count out at least three different items around the house that we might have
100 of - pieces of cereal, pasta noodles, hair ties, Q-tips, beans, pennies, etc. Bag each item. Predict which one will likely weigh the most and the one which might weigh the least.
Weigh all of the items and place in order from heaviest to lightest.
- Count out and attempt to stack 100 pennies.
- Count by 2's, 5's, and 10's to 100.
- Read for 100 minutes on the 100th day! Break the time down into ten, 10 minute sessions throughout the day.
- Read Psalm 100.
- Read Matthew 21:16 and then have a '100 Ways to Praise'!
Here are some ideas...read 10 verses from the Bible, sing 10 Bible verse songs, recite 10
previously memorized Scripture verses, sing and/or dance to 10 praise songs (or for 10 minutes), pray for 10 different people or families, sing hymns for 10 minutes, share 10 names
that the Bible has for Jesus, pray to God and thank Him for 10 different things, recite the 10 commandments, use 10 different items to make a praise banner for Jesus.
- Have a special 100th Day breakfast using half of a banana, 2 mini donuts, and a slice of bacon.
- Serve a carrot with two oreos to make a quick 100 snack.
- Cut out a one and two zeros from cheese slices. Place on crackers.
- Make a giant cookie with 100 M&M's placed on top!
(Children can sort handfuls of M&M's by color and/or work
on M&M addition problems as they wait for the cookie to bake.)
- Make a 100th Day snack by having students count out 10 small food items from 10 different bowls. Examples of items: M&M's, raisins, peanuts, goldfish, Chex, Cheerios,
chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, mini pretzels, etc.
- 100 Fingerprints - Using paint or large washable stamp pads, make 20 handprints. Count by 5's.
- Make a snowman by gluing 100 marshmallows onto paper.
- Make 100 ornaments on a Christmas tree. (100 fingerprint bulbs, 100 glued sequins, etc.)
- Use bingo daubers to paint a picture out of 100 dots.
- Create a 100 piece structure using toothpicks and marshmallows. (These are tricky to keep up while the kids are working on them! Keep them propped up overnight. Then, they
should be hard and more stable. Although more expensive, gumdrops would work better.)
- Use pipe cleaners to make some fun 100th Day glasses to wear.
- Make and wear 100th Day crowns! (Idea and free printablecrown from the Virtual Vine)
- Complete 100 exercises, completed in 10 sets of 10>
Here are a few ideas to get you thinking....10 arm circles, 10 toe touches, bounce a ball 10
times, 10 jumping jacks, hop on one foot 10 times, 10 sit ups, 10 log rolls, 10 bunny hops, 10 kicks, 10 alligator chomps, etc.
- Count by 1`s to take 100 steps. Where do you think we will end up?
Special 100th Day Signs